After LIC's Roy and Rajan, who next in season of exits?
It looks like we are in a season of high-level exits from government owned or backed institutions. Late on Wednesday, it was reported that S K Roy, the chairman of government-owned insurer the Life Insurance Corp. of India (LIC) had unexpectedly quit, two years ahead of his scheduled departure.
Please give the startups a break!
After all the incessant media coverage of startups as the coolest career choice of 2015, it’s all supposed to be crashing down.
I’m amazed at how predictable it all seemed. A year ago, the only people worth profiling were those starting up, raising money and then raising some more. Media houses were tripping over each other to break the story on each new round, dedicating pages to all things startup.
A contrarian take on the turmoil in the food-tech sector
In recent weeks, a variety of opinion pieces have popped up on the interwebs, each claiming that the economics of on-demand food are toast! However, our own experience in the online food space gives us great conviction that super-normal economics are achievable if the model is crafted right.
Here are the ingredients of the theory being floated by the doomsayers of online food:
Differentiation is the name of the game for OTT players
From international players such as Netflix to local platforms including Hotstar, Spuul, Hooq, Eros Now, Ditto TV and Voot amongst several others, the video over-the-top (OTT) market in the country has gotten crowded even before it could take off in a meaningful way even as there are more players, such as Balaji Telefilm’s ALT and Amazon Prime, planning to enter the market soon.
Going Bananas with Tim's Cook
What’s in a name? Ask a news editor and she’d say that she can reel off a dozen headlines with the right name, say Carpenter, or Taylor, or Cook, for that matter.
Apple CEO Tim Cook’s visit to India triggered a flurry of playful and punny headlines. Here are some:
# “What’s cooking with Apple CEO Tim Cook’s visit to India?” in The Hindustan Times,
India-Mauritius tax treaty: Will investors redraw investment routes?
After several years of negotiations, the double taxation treaty between India and Mauritius has now been amended through a protocol signed between the two countries. This has ushered in a significant shift in the tax treatment for investments from Mauritius into India.